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$52Renfe
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$54Renfe
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$39Renfe
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Jul 5
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Jul 6
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Jul 7
$27Renfe
$41Alsa
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Jul 8
$39Renfe
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Jul 10
$23Renfe
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Jul 11
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Jul 12
$27Renfe
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$27Renfe
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Journey Summary

Madrid to Bilbao Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration
5 hours 43 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $41
Buses depart from:Madrid
Bus arrives in:Bilbao
Distance:323 km
Bus Companies:Alsa
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Travel with Alsa and FlixBus between Madrid and Bilbao

For as little as $41 (€32) you can travel by bus between Madrid and Bilbao with Alsa and FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

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You’ll be sure to find the best bus between Madrid and Bilbao with Alsa, the main bus company in Spain offering a multitude of bus routes domestically and internationally. As an official travel partner of Alsa, Omio can show you Alsa’s bus schedules and bus tickets from Madrid to Bilbao and help you find the cheapest, fastest or earliest route. The distance between Madrid and Bilbao by bus is around 200 miles (322 km) and the most affordable Alsa ticket for this journey costs as little as $41 (€32).

Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes if you’re looking to save money on your bus ride. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal buses with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe buses like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Alsa when booking your bus tickets between Madrid and Bilbao due to the coronavirus:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Buses from Madrid to Bilbao

Buses in Spain are an affordable way to travel between cities. A number of bus companies offer domestic and international routes. Buses from Madrid to Bilbao are operated by Spanish provider, ALSA with up to 20 departures a day. The first bus leaves in the early hours of the morning, while the last departure at around 8:30 p.m. Buses from Madrid to Bilbao require a journey time of approximately 4 hours.

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Madrid to Bilbao Bus Cost

Average prices for buses from Madrid to Bilbao when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€31

1 Day in Advance

€31

1 Week in Advance

€31

2 Weeks in Advance

€31

1 Month in Advance

€31

3 Months in Advance

€31

Madrid to Bilbao Buses: General Information


While taking a bus is slower than both and train it is significantly cheaper and can take as little as 4 hours to arrive in Bilbao.

  • autobus All Madrid to Bilbao buses are run by ALSA.
  • autobus Most buses are direct, depart from Madrid's Intercam Av. America bus station and arrive at Bilbao bus station.
  • autobus Traveling from Madrid to Bilbao by bus takes as little as 4 hours and 5 minutes to arrive in Bilbao.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Madrid to Bilbao bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.

Taking the Bus from Madrid

Buses from Madrid to Bilbao leave from the Intercambiador de Transporte bus station, located on Avenida de America, which has good local transport links by bus and metro to the rest of the city and the suburbs. Madrid's efficient and extensive transport network is supplemented by regular night bus routes. Taxis are also available at the bus station.

Getting into Madrid by Bus

Bilbao is a bustling port and the capital of Vizcaya in the Basque Region of Northern Spain and is situated on the tidal Nervión River. Bilbao enjoys a mild climate, more temperate than much of Spain and has become increasingly popular, with visitors enjoying the art and architecture of the modernist Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Gehry. Other attractions are the Basque Museum and La Ria Maritime Museum. Bilbao's Old Town, or Casco Viejo, has seven streets full of interesting shops and cafes. Buses from Madrid to Bilbao arrive at the TermiBus Station, which is linked by tram to central Bilbao. Bilbao has plenty of public transport options, including a Metro line, frequent Bilbobus City buses, one EuskoTran tram line, and the BizkaiBus service which covers surrounding regions and coastal towns. Bilbao has a weekend night bus service, while taxis are also available at the station.

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Buses from Madrid to Bilbao
Take the bus to Bilbao easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Madrid to Bilbao.
FAQs
How much do cheap bus tickets to Bilbao from Madrid cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest buses from Madrid to Bilbao to cost as little as $41 (€32)  in the next 7 days.
How much is the bus to Bilbao from Madrid on average?
If you’re looking to book your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Madrid to Bilbao bus price to come in at an average of $41 (€32)  one way.
How many miles is it from Madrid to Bilbao by bus?
The bus distance from Madrid to Bilbao is around 200 miles (322 km).
How long is a bus from Madrid to Bilbao on average?
The Madrid to Bilbao bus duration is on average 4 h 15 min, which is to be expected when traveling 200 miles (322 km) between Madrid and Bilbao. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What is the departure bus station in Madrid and arrival bus station in Bilbao?

There are a few bus stations in Madrid to start your trip from including Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal. In Bilbao you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Bilbao, Zorroza, Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses and Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   and arrive in Bilbao, Zorroza.

Where is the bus station in Madrid? Where is the bus station in Bilbao?

You can find the most popular departure bus station for this trip, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Madrid. The most popular arrival bus station in Bilbao, called Bilbao, Zorroza, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city center.

What bus companies go from Madrid to Bilbao?
If you're looking for buses from Madrid to Bilbao, you can rely on Alsa, Alsa Premium, Alsa Supra or Flixbus to get you to Bilbao. It's also good to check out all possible bus providers for the Madrid to Bilbao trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
What time is the earliest bus from Madrid to Bilbao? What time is the last bus from Madrid to Bilbao?
The first Madrid to Bilbao bus departs at 5: 00 AM   and the last bus from Madrid to Bilbao leaves at 5: 00 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Madrid to Bilbao on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I book Madrid to Bilbao bus tickets to get the best deals?
You can find buses to Bilbao from Madrid to cost on average $41 (€32) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Madrid to Bilbao bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Madrid
Bilbao
Madrid America
Amenities
Madrid Est. Sur
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Refreshments
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 6<br>Bus lines 8, 102, 113, 148, 152, 156, N11<br>Suburban train lines C1, C5, C7, C10